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Headless Magento 2 Resources

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Headless Magento 2 Resources “Headless Magento” – that is, an ecommerce store whose user interface uses some other technology stack for the UI/UX (i.e. javascript) while relying on Magento’s REST API endpoints for store functionality – is a hot topic in the Magento world. While this approach can explode a project’s budget (you’re reimplementing the a front-end store and any extension functionality) it is, none-the-less, popular with agencies looking to put their javascript engineering teams to work. If your sales team has thrown you in the headless deep-end, the sitewards/headless-magento2-resources and ishakhsuvarov/going-headless GitHub repositories are two small projects that are […]

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Magento 2 VirtualTypes at Runtime

Whether you’re using your IDE, a debugging extension, or calling get_class and new ReflectionClass yourself, PHP (or any language’s) ability to examine itself at runtime is a vital tool for debugging a program. Most bugs come down to “this variable does not have what I thought it had in it”, or “the thing in [...]

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Text Columns in Magento 2 DDL

I’m working on adding DDL (data definition language) code generation to pestle – i.e. the code that ultimately creates your database tables that lives in the InstallSchema or UpgradeSchema classes. I came across this bit of weirdness #File: vendor/magento/module-cms/Setup/InstallSchema.php )->addColumn( 'identifier', [...]

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Magento 2: Redis for Development

While PHP production environments have long made use of extra systems like memcache, varnish, and redis, most successful PHP projects also let developers and technically savvy folks drop an archive of files on a server, point the web server at those files, configure the application to point to a traditional RDMS/database, and have a [...]

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